Michigan Football Preview 2015

2015 Michigan Football Preview

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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144 ■ THE WOLVERINE 2015 FOOTBALL PREVIEW Name Pos. Years In NFL Current Team Jason Avant WR 9 Kansas City Chiefs Played in 16 games, 11 with the Panthers and the final five with 9-7 Kansas City … Finished with 34 receptions for 353 yards and a touchdown. Tom Brady QB 15 New England Patriots Started every game for the 12-4 Super Bowl champions … In the regular season, threw for 4,109 yards and 33 touchdowns against nine interceptions for a passer rating of 97.4 … Even more ef- ficient in playoffs with a 100.3 rating. Alan Branch DT 8 New England Patriots Played in eight games and started twice for the 12-4 world champs … Recorded 13 tackles in regular season … Posted seven stops in the playoffs. Stevie Brown S 5 Houston Texans Played in every game with eight starts for the 6-10 Giants … Logged 38 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and one pass broken up. Frank Clark DE R Seattle Seahawks The Seahawks selected the former U-M defensive end with the 31st pick of the second round, 63rd overall. William Campbell G 1 Buffalo Bills Spent last preseason with the Jets and was inked by the Bills this offseason. Kenny Demens LB 2 Arizona Cardinals Saw action in 14 contests and recorded nine tackles with a forced fumble for the 11-5 Cardinals. Devin Funchess WR R Carolina Panthers The Panthers traded up to draft the pass catcher with the ninth pick of the second round, 41st overall. Brandon Graham LB 5 Philadelphia Eagles Played in every game for the 10-6 Eagles … Set career highs with 47 tackles and four forced fumbles, tied his career best with 5.5 sacks, and also posted 12 tackles for loss with seven quar- terback hurries. Leon Hall CB 8 Cincinnati Bengals Started all 15 games he appeared in for the 10-5-1 Bengals … Posted 67 stops, two tackles for loss, one interception and eight passes broken up. David Harris LB 8 New York Jets Started every game for the sixth straight season, and eclipsed 120 tackles for the third consecu- tive campaign … Finished with 123 stops, 10.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two forced fumbles for the 4-12 Jets. Junior Hemingway WR 2 Kansas City Chiefs Played in 14 games with one start for the 9-7 Chiefs … Hauled in 12 passes for 108 yards. Chad Henne QB 7 Jacksonville Jaguars Started the first three games for the 3-13 Jaguars before being replaced by rookie Blake Bortles … Completed 42 of 78 attempts for 492 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Jordan Kovacs S 2 Miami Dolphins Appeared in eight games for the 8-8 Dolphins and made seven stops. Taylor Lewan T 1 Tennessee Titans Broke into the starting lineup in week six and started six times for the 2-14 Titans, but had his season come to an end due to injury in week 13. Mike Martin DT 3 Tennessee Titans Played in 12 contests and started three times … Tallied 13 tackles for the 2-14 Titans. David Molk C 2 Philadelphia Eagles Appeared in seven games and started four times for 10-6 Philadelphia. Ryan Mundy S 6 Chicago Bears Started every game … Led the 5-11 Bears with 103 tackles and four interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown … Also recovered a fumble and broke up six passes. Patrick Omameh G 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Started all 16 games for the 2-14 Buccaneers. Name Pos. Years In NFL Current Team Denard Robinson RB 2 Jacksonville Jaguars Played in 13 contests for the 3-13 Jaguars and started nine times before a foot injury ended his campaign … Rushed 135 times for 582 yards and four touchdowns … Also caught 23 passes for 124 yards. Jake Ryan LB R Green Bay Packers Tabbed by Green Bay with the 30th pick of the fourth round, 129th overall. Michael Schofield T 1 Denver Broncos The rookie did not appear in a game for the 12-4 Broncos. Fitzgerald Toussaint RB 1 Baltimore Ravens Saw time in four games for the 10-6 Ravens … Carried six times for 12 yards and caught three passes for 27 yards … Also carried twice in the playoffs. LaMarr Woodley DE 8 Arizona Cardinals Started five times and played in six games for the 3-13 Raiders before his season ended with a biceps injury … Posted five tackles. Charles Woodson S 17 Oakland Raiders Started every game for 3-13 Oakland … Set a career high with 113 tackles … Also logged four tackles for loss, one sack, four interceptions, eight passes broken up and a fumble recovery. * Undrafted free agents: DE Brennen Beyer, Baltimore Ravens; RB Thomas Rawls (finished career at Central Michigan), Seattle Seahawks; P Matt Wile, Carolina Panthers PRO UPDATE BY RYAN TICE Former Wolverines In The NFL Denard Robinson started nine games at running back for the Jaguars in 2014, and notched 135 carries for 582 yards and four touchdowns. PHOTO COURTESY JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

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